Mourning Collection” is a powerful viewing experience. For those who are familiar with
mountaintop removal these films evoke strong emotions while being affirming
and hope inspiring.
Mourning” is the feature film of the
collection. It gives an overview of
the basics of mountaintop removal within the context of the Appalachian
They’ve Done” and “Keeper of the Mountains” included on the DVD, are stories told by persons directly
affected by mountaintop removal mining.
Mountaintop removal is not an abstraction. It adversely affects the lives of real human beings. These films capture Maria Gunnoe’s
and Larry Gibson’s love of mountains and mountain folk and also their
pain and anguish over the devastation of the land and its people. These films should break a heart of stone.
Also on this DVD
“A Call to Action” which is a short message from Christians for the Mountains
co-founder, Bob Marshall.
“Bringing Down the
Mountains” excerpts. The film is a project by
Pennsylvania high school students that can inspire young people to engage
pressing issues of our time in order to make a positive difference for their
Christians for the Mountains provides
more information about their efforts to stop mountaintop removal
as well as a Viewing Guide and “5 Ways You Can Make
a Big Difference”
on their website: